Voyager 2 is back online after eight months of radio silence

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Message 2060560 - Posted: 3 Nov 2020, 21:18:51 UTC

Voyager 2 is back online after eight months of radio silence


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Message 2105362 - Posted: 19 Aug 2022, 6:33:00 UTC

And another milestone is about to come up.

NASA’s oldest probe, Voyager 2, is turning 45 at the solar system's edge.

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Message 2106037 - Posted: 31 Aug 2022, 1:30:36 UTC

From NASA/JPL: Engineers Solve Data Glitch on NASA’s Voyager 1
... The team has since located the source of the garbled information: The AACS had started sending the telemetry data through an onboard computer known to have stopped working years ago, and the computer corrupted the information.

Suzanne Dodd, Voyager’s project manager, said that when they suspected this was the issue, they opted to try a low-risk solution: commanding the AACS to resume sending the data to the right computer.

Engineers don’t yet know why the AACS started routing telemetry data to the incorrect computer, but it likely received a faulty command generated by another onboard computer. If that’s the case, it would indicate there is an issue somewhere else on the spacecraft. The team will continue to search for that underlying issue, but they don’t think it is a threat to the long-term health of Voyager 1.
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